Plumbing is an incredibly important and vital part of every home. Clogs, leaks and general plumbing failures often require the immediate attention of expert plumbing services. Western New York, with its cold and variable weather, can be especially hard on both new and pre-existing plumbing systems, adding frozen pipes and seasonal damage to the potential issues a plumbing system can face each year.

For this reason, a comprehensive approach to plumbing is essential to maintaining a healthy and reliable household and/or commercial system. With the ability and expertise to address problems from clogs to new constructions, Matthew Kandefer Plumbing approaches all your installation, repair, replacement and maintenance needs with the quality, and reliability that makes us your chosen partner in plumbing.

Trenchless Sewer Services

As sewer issues can pose both convenience and health issues, having a plumber that offers both expertise AND thoroughness is crucial. At Matthew Kandefer Plumbing, we have a proven level of expertise in handling sewer line problems of all types with minimal disruption to your routine and property! Additionally, our trenchless sewer installation and repair methods provide significant cost savings, and come with a guarantee for the lifetime of your home, giving you peace of mind, and a system that works!

Frozen pipes

Buffalo residents are veterans when it comes to frozen pipes. Winters that routinely bring freezing temperatures, combined with poor pipe insulation, can result in every home owners’ worst nightmare; pipes that freeze, and ultimately burst, causing property damage, and a serious mess.

At Matthew Kandefer Plumbing, we are skilled in not only repairing frozen pipes, but preventing them occurring in the first place. Properly insulating pipes and the installation of heating tape/cables can help homeowners avoid pipes that are prone to freezing. Additionally, we can help you take preventative steps as Winter approaches, to avoid the likelihood of frozen pipes – simple steps like draining outside water sources and stowing away hoses before temperatures begin to freeze.


Drain issues are some of the most common plumbing issues homeowners face. However, they can also be one of the most frustrating. That’s why we at Matthew Kandefer Plumbing fix your drain issues correctly, the first time. From the simplest clog, to issues that require more advanced technology, we get the job done quickly, and without further damage.

Matthew Kandefer addresses common drain issues caused by broken pipes, clogs, and debris buildup. We also address drain issues on an emergency basis, employing tactics from drain snaking, hydro-jetting, and pipeline camera inspection.

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters might seem like the newest plumbing fad, but the have many incredible benefits and advantages when it comes to heating the water in your home. As tankless water heaters work on-demand, rather than 24/7 to heat your home’s water, they rank as both highly efficient, and true energy savers. As a result, they also save households money on their annual gas bills – a true benefit in Western New York!

Additionally, tankless water heaters utilize less space than traditional water tanks, have a life expectancy of about 20 years (almost double that of traditional water heaters), provide a endless supply of hot water, no matter how many occupants your home has, and all but eliminate the risk of leaks and water damage. The benefits and advantages are clear an undeniable – let Matthew Kandefer Plumbing install your tankless water heater today!


Leaking and dripping faucets seem like one of the most common plumbing problems you can face. And they often seem harmless, and easily repaired by even the most novice of homeowners. However, leaky faucets not only waste money and water, but they can be indicative of a more complex problem, and an inexperienced repair job can only serve to frustrate homeowners, and exacerbate the problem.

This is why you should allow the experts at Matthew Kandefer Plumbing to ensure your faucet repair and replacement is not only fixed correctly, but fixed the first time!

Sewer Main Replacement

Sewer main malfunction and deterioration can be a serious problem. It can result in poor drainage, unpleasant odors, leaks, water backup and damage, and ultimately, serious property damage.

The experts at Matthew Kandefer Plumbing are able to provide visual and camera inspections to determine whether your sewer main is a candidate for repair – pipes that may have holes, gaps, and breaks – or if it will need a total replacement. While we know that sewer main replacement can be a lengthy and stressful process, requiring property damage and time, we work hard to mitigate the mental and economic burden by not only replacing your sewer main, but by working with the city/count to process all necessary permits and inspections on your behalf.

Sump Pumps

WNY residents are no strangers when it comes to basement flooding. Lack of waterproofing, groundwater seepage, rainy days and snow melt all pose a threat to Buffalo basements, causing structural damage, and destroying personal property. Thankfully, most homeowners in Western New York are also very familiar with sump pumps – an invaluable tool in the prevention and mitigation of basement flooding.

Matthew Kandefer Plumbing can help not only with installation of sump pumps and backup pumps in case of a flooding emergency, but our experts can help you select which type of pump will work best for your needs. Additionally, Matthew Kandefer Plumbing can assist with maintaining and repairing your sump pump, once installed.



Problems with your household toilets can cause a real headache – and serious damage to your bathroom. Matthew Kandefer Plumbing is here to help you with all your toilet issues – from repair, to replacement to new installation. Be it a replacement of an old unit, or adding a new bathroom to your home, you can be sure we will do the job quickly and expertly!

Pipe Repair

Burst and damaged pipes can cause major problems in a home’s plumbing system. They can cause a tremendous amount of water damage to your home’s structural and electrical systems, creating a real hazard for homeowners. In these cases, an experienced and round-the-clock technician is needed to handle your pipe emergency. The technicians at Matthew Kandefer Plumbing have the expertise AND experience to handle your pipe emergencies 24/7.

Additionally, Matthew Kandefer Plumbing can assist with regular maintenance, to ensure that the valves throughout your home that are integral in shutting off water supply and stopping further damage, are up to code and in proper working order. This maintenance helps ensure that potential pipe damage and emergencies are quickly handled and mitigated.

Water Heaters

In Buffalo, a hot water heater is crucial to a comfortable home. Homeowners rely heavily on hot water heaters for  bathing, laundry, and cleaning. While water heaters can generally last a decade or more, when they malfunction, it can be a major inconvenience. Generally, water heater malfunction is caused by thermostat, water supply, or general water storage tank issues. At Matthew Kandefer Plumbing, we can assist with your water heater issues, no matter the cause.

We also provide routine maintenance to extend the life and proper function of your water heater. From installation done right, to our comprehensive water heater warranties, to quality upkeep and repair, our licensed, insured, and experienced technicians will ensure that your water heater serves your home well throughout the years!

Repiping Services

For homeowners with older homes, or homes with a piping system in need to constant repair, a total repiping (replacement of pipes within the home) may be necessary. Frequent leaks, disappointing water pressure, pipe corrosion and water discoloration are common indications that a total repiping is needed.